“Amethi: Arun who left home as teenager returns 22 years later as a ‘sadhu’, turns out to be imposter Nafees who claimed his math demands ₹11 lakh to ‘release’ him”, Opindia, February 10, 2024:
“A very unique fraud has come to light from the Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh, which saw the inexplicable return of a man who vanished without a trace 22 years ago at the age of 11 years. The man named Arun Singh alias Pintu (some reports say Pinku) returned as an ‘ascetic’ seeking alms from his mother. However, later it was found that it was an elaborate plan to defraud the boy’s family, and someone else pretended to be Arun Singh. It was an imposter named Nafees.
Arun Singh, son of Kharauli village resident Ratipal Singh had ‘disappeared’ from his home when he was 11 years old in 2002 after an argument with his parents. 3-4 days ago, the incident of the boy returning to his village after 22 years was widely reported by the media.
The video of the tearful reunion of ‘Arun’ with his family was widely shared on social media. The man dressed as an ascetic is seen playing the sarangi, a three-stringed traditional musical instrument, and singing melancholy tunes while begging alms from his ‘mother’…..”
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